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weeks from today the swearing in of president president obama. this year two times the fun. the president will be sworn in on january 20th as dictated by the constitution. since the 20th falls on a sunday that ceremony will take place at the white house. there will be a second more public inaugural ceremony at the u.s. capitol the next day, monday january 21st. >>> let's take a look at other stories. apparently americans are not the only ones excited about the president's inauguration. ♪ four years have passed but president is still the man ♪ ♪ >> the irish group is at it again with the second song for the president. the first song went viral and earned the duo an invitation to the president's inauguration. this time the president's distant cousin will present a copy of the new song to the president for which he was given a co-writer credit. we'll find out for sure if formerer senator chuck hagel will be nominated for secretary defense. hagel wore that joe biden for president outfit to a senatet foreign relations committee meeting. and leon panetta seems to be okay wi
democratic control for its last two years of obama presidency where is the incentive for the two parties to get along co? >> i do not see much of one. republicans are going to try to go back to their district and say, i put up a good fight. democrats are going to back and say, there obstructionist. do not send them back. with those types of dynamics, it is set up to be just as disagreeable as the last congress. you heard the congressman said, i think they're going to call for bipartisanship. it is what a bit tricky battle for both of them. >> agreed. everyone was having their kumbaya moment, talking a good game. then immediately they started fighting just like they had for the two years previous. the republicans lost eight seats. the people better here now are more conservative than they were before. you'll see the same gridlock we saw over the past it of yours. -- two years. everyone keeps asking, what can they get done? the better question is, what do they have to get done. that is what they will get done. i do not think it will give anything done more than that. -- they will get anyth
of obama administration officials to be published in the years to come. >> jon: all right. ask yourself this question, is it bad to call someone beautiful? >> what a beautiful woman, wow! >> brent musburger takes a moment during a big bowl game to admire the sights. then, gets tackled in the press. but why? that's next on news watch. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. if you're still having difficulty breathing, ask your doctor if including advair could help improve your lung function. get your first full prescription free a
, but entitlement spending is overwhelmingly driving. mr. obama had two years of a democratic congress which drove the wild spending. sorry to upset you with the facts. rosemarie nicholson of new jersey, what took you so long. too bad you didn't talk about obama's agenda to socialize the country before the election. now, rose marie, you and the guy from minneapolis are the same mindset. a fair and precise poll, 80% of the factor said that. i did not use words socialism as facts, because that's an opinion. betty santos, albuquerque, new mexico, where does it all end. we have military people coming back home with serious injuries and the taxpayer is being forced to pay a million dollars to give a convicted killer a sex change operation in prison. i am shocked and disgusted. totally the correct reaction, betty. this is crazy and irresponsible and massachusetts, the big problem up there with that kind of nutty stuff. brian mathews, garden city, new york, bill, i served in iraq with the marines and 2nd battalion. respect your patriotism, looking forward to seeing awen miller in wesbury june 1st, i am g
department tonight. james? >> shep, good evening. as a counter terrorism advisor to president obama over the last four years. john brennan has been, perhaps, the principle architect of a program that is lethal. highly effective in combating al qaeda's leadership. terribly controversial both here and around the world. these unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are preprogrammed for flight and often armed with weapons like hell fire and missiles. they first became a valued tool after the start of the afghan war in late 2001 and soon cia was able to deploy them without need for military backup. president obama inherited the program from his predecessor but greatly expanded it. today the white house addressed claims from countries like afghanistan and pakistan who say the strikes have killed several hundred innocent civilians. >> we endeavor to reduce civilian casualties as much as possible. and i think that the broader record here of success in taking the fight to al qaeda is one that has made the united states safer. >> there have been at least six u.s. drone strikes conducted already this y
, now boehner is saying i'm not going to negotiate directly with president obama when last year it was they wanted to stuck obama in because they thought that was going to take him down. it was like, come on, guys. what are you doing, actually? what's your strategy here? i've said this before. they're going from tactic to tactic to tactic without an actual strategy or a vision of where they're actually trying to go. >> the other thing is i would say -- i apologize for interrupting. the addendum to that in terms of getting smaller and smaller, there's a chart that was laid out pretty clearly, that a lot of this is that especially in the house, i mean, nationally there is a broader problem, but in terms of congressional republicans and congressional democrats these seats have been jerry mannedered to the extent that they are fairly safe. what is the incentive for not doing it? >> putting party or country before that which requires -- >> i don't think either side actually has a premium on that necessarily. >> that -- i will say, though, you know -- i mean, i think it's fair to say
that philosophy of a community organizer. for years obama has said i'm still a community organizer just at the national level. well, this was the one qualification that i think obama brought to the administration, if you can call it a qualification for being president. was that he was a community organizers. he was a darn good one. absolutely. he was known by the fellow community organizers as the master of agitation. this is really important because this is the essence how he afused the world. he would go a community and he would identify an enemy for the group and community. he would stoke the animosity and generate this anger and hatred. while everybody is riled up hating some organization or person or whatever it is that he focused their attention on, he ran through his agenda. no discussion, no need for any debate or discourse, but he was all based on distract everybody, get them focused on some entity, and then ram through whatever you want. look, that's exactly what he has done at the national level. there for the past four years, there's been no philosophical back and forth. no
haven't talked to you yet this year. >> i know. >> jennifer: your book is about the obama hate machine, but is the nra part of that hate machine? >> oh, definitely. first of all they are not part of it in the sense that they fuel it with money. i wrote mainly about the koch brothers of this world, but the nra is part of the message of hate that they broadcast from the very beginning, opposing him four years ago because they said he was going to be the most anti-gun president ever, send agents into your homes and confiscate everybody's guns. what did he do about guns? nothing. what did they do this time they opposed him for reelection because they said that his hidden agenda was to wait until the second term and then he'll take away all of your guns. and they are still putting their crap out there today. >> jennifer: they sure are. but you do work in a first amendment business bill and you rely on the first amendment to protect what you say. do you think there should be restrictions on your first amendment freedoms? >> no, i don't want to see any more restrictions t
. >> clinton meets with president obama today. >>> there's new information about last year's secret service scandal involving prostitutes in colombia. according to an investigation by nbc news two u.s. drug enforcement agents facilitated a meeting between a prostitute and an agent. the findings reveal the agents tried to destroy incriminating information that led to the incident. the case has been referred to the deo. >>> louisiana governor bobby jindal has declared a state of emergency after a severe weather system rolled across the state. security cameras at an industrial plant caught a glimpse of a tornado that tore through plaquemines that used roof damage. but the real damage has come from flooding. much of the state has been soaked by a slow-moving storm system. >>> and speaking of storms for a look at your weather here dylan dreyer. good morning. >> thanks. that's the problem, it's so slow-moving, that's why we're seeing so many flooding issues in areas of louisiana down into mississippi now, eventually, that is going to start moving into areas like tennessee, ohio, illinois, indiana
think. >> it must be the first loss for obama in the new year. gerri: thank you both for coming on tonight. we appreciate what you have to say so much. gerri: now we want to know what you think. are you worried about president obama tightening restrictions on guns? avant gerriwillis.com, vote on the right-hand side of the screen, we will share the results at the end of tonight's show. there's a lot more to come this hour, including new calls for an end to government cash handouts as welfare recipients are using their benefit cards at strip clubs and other x-rated establishments. and nancy pelosi says the latest tax deal in congress does not go far enough this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. gerri: yet another battle looming in washington. in a number of weeks, the u.s. is set to said they had a $16.4 trillion limit.
be the first loss for obama in the new year. gerri: thank you both for cing on tonight. we appreciate what you have to say so much. gerri: now we want t know what you think. are you worried about president obama tightening restrictions on gs? avant gerriwillis.com, vote on the right-hand side of the screen, we will share the results at the end of tonight's show. there's a lot more to come this hour, including new calls for an end to government cash handouts as welfare recipients are using their benefit cards at strip clubs and other x-rated establishments. and nancy pelosi says the latest tax deal in congress does not go far enough [beep] [indistinct chatter] [kids talking at once] [speaking foreign language] [heart beating] [heartbeat continues] [faint singing] [heartbeat, music playing louder] ♪ i'm feeling better since you know me ♪ ♪ i was a lonely soul, but that's the old me... ♪ announcer: this song was created with heartbeats of children in need. find out how it can help frontline health workers bring hope to millions of children at everybeatmatters.org. gerri: yet another battl
reform and student loans and possible supreme court vacancies. how do we expect president obama to handle these very large matters and what are his priorities going to be in his second term agenda? kelly has been writing about this welcome inside "the war room." >> happy new year. >> jennifer: happy new year to you, too. always delightful to have you. you've been working on the issue of the second term and what is looming. kelly, today the conservative chamber of commerce said immigration reform is one of their top priorities. don't you think that's a huge gift to president obama's hopes to achieve immigration reform in this new congress? >> you know what is the biggest gift to president obama for immigration reform, the election. the election. because i'm sorry, when i heard that sean hannity was open to immigration reform, i wasn't sure if i was on that episode of "seinfeld" where everything was in bizarro world. we've crossed over into a new america. immigration reform is no long arrest pipe dream. it's likely going to happen because mainly latinos will determine the future of the elec
. president obama, this is the first one is adding a symbolic twist to this year's public spearing in ceremony. on january 21st, the president is going to take the oath of office but with two bibles. one that belonged to abraham lincoln, and one that belonged to martin luther king jr. the president is going to be sworn in with king's bible on martin luther king jr. day. he'll be facing at that moment the lincoln memorial, where king delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. as far as symbolism goes, it does not get better than that. and then what had gotten better are california's finances. for the first time in five years california will not have a budget deficit. in fact, democratic governor jerry brown today announced a budget for the next fiscal year that bloomberg news projects to have a $851 million surplus. a surplus. as recently as 2009 california ran a $49 billion budget deficit deficit. now $851 million surplus. thanks to voter-approved tax increase the past election, the budget actually increases investments, including for california schools. it takes a progressive
obama." now four years since he said yes we can ♪ ♪ president barack is still the man ♪ ♪ there's been the crisis and lots of drama ♪ ♪ there's still no one as irish as barack obama ♪ ♪ came to ireland to monagle, and he was welcomed by all ♪ ♪ and with cousin henry had a guinness or two ♪ ♪ in january of 2013 the white house will still be just as green ♪ ♪ just like the election in 2008 and poor old mitt romney, well, he'll just have to wait ♪ ♪ o'leary, o'reilly, o'hara, there's still no one as irish as barack obama ♪ >>> up next, the obama administration is moving forward with comprehensive gun control. critics on the right say the solution to gun violence is simple. more guns. we now have more evidence that more guns equals more killing. big surprise. that's ahead. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> as a country we have been through this too many times, whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago. these neighborhoods are ou
. president obama announced on mayday, on may 1st a couple of years ago that osama bin laden had been killed. the president said he had approved a covert mission inside pakistan that resulted in the death of the founder and later of al qaeda, the group that attacked us on september 11th, 2001, which led congress to pass the authorization for use of military force, which has justified the 12 years of war that have followed ever since. so the announcement that bin laden was dead on may 21st -- excuse me, on may 1st, 2010, may 1st, 2010. two days later, two days later on may 3rd, 2010, two days after that announcement, retired senator chuck hagel gave an interview to his hometown paper in lincoln, nebraska "the journal star." he told the paper it should reassure america and the world that america is still a leader, and we can and will get the job done. he said, quote, that is very important for the world to realize. more the point, though, chuck hagel then said, "well, now that we've killed osama bin laden, let's leave afghanistan." he said that the pursuit of bin laden and al qaeda was, quote,
in the obama administration. >> senator kerrey, you have been in politics all these years. what is the vehemence about? is it the sense he's just too much to the left of the right wing? what is the new standard for middle east politics in being secretary of defense for the united states? >> well, that's a good question. i think it's going to be proven in his testimony that he's a very strong supporter of the united states being a strong ally of israel. i mean, that's really the bottom line. are you willing to be an ally of israel, yes or no, and he's going to answer emphatically yes. his votes and his record confirm that. does he have disagreements from time to time with the prime minister of israel? the answer is yes. but, you know, i have disagreements from time to time with the president of the united states but that doesn't mean i don't support the united states of america. so, i mean, i think the representations that he's going to be terrible for israel i just think is wrong. and i think when he gets before the armed services committee, i think he's going to press the ameri
, last year, the convention at which president obama officially accepted the nomination of his party for a second term, the guy who stole the show kind of, the guy who had the audience in rapt attention for the better part of an hour was, yes, barack obama, well received speech, yes. but the other than that guy, the guy who did that who wasn't barack obama was bill clinton. >> people ask me all the time how we got four surplus budgets in a row. what new ideas did we bring to washington? i always give a one-word answer. arithmetic. [ applause ] >> arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle-down. >> bill clinton gave a stem winder of a speech at that convention. he spoke for 48 long detailed minutes. he made a stronger case for president obama's reelection than he had ever made before. and in that process, he achieved the unlikely feat of winning over even a number of his long-time political adversaries. after that very well received speech, republicans came out to proclaim their previously secret inner bill clinton lo
. >> 100%. >> cenk: let's go to brennan the president had an announcement on him as well. >> obama: a 25-year veteran of the c.i.a. he knows what the job demands. policies with the facts strong analytic inflexion and keen understanding. he has a strong position on the history, the culture the politics, the economics the desire for human dignity drive something much in the changes of today's world. >> well, i've got a much bigger issue with john brennan as a nominee. i want to talk to one of the top security expert. zbigniew brzezinski former u.s. natural security adviser to jimmy carter, thank you for joining us first of all we really appreciate it. >> glad to be with you cenk. >> cenk: now, i want to ask you about hagel first, we'll get to brennan second. on the issue of hagel what's the real beef that the republicans have with hagel? what is their real concern with him? >> i think he's very independent-minded, very independent, and i don't think they like that. secondly he broke ranks over the iraq war which he rightly described as a horrible error a massive strategic mistake and somet
secretary. we begin by looking at john brennan. 25 year cia veteran who currently serves as obama's top counter-terrorism adviser. he has played a key role in the expansion of obama's secret drone war and has been dubbed by some to be the "assassination czar." he was a rumored pick when obama was first elected in 2008, but forced to withdraw from consideration amid protests over his role at the cia under george w. bush. brennan had publicly supported the ca's policies of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques and extraordinary rendition. joining us by videostream is marcy wheeler, investigative blogger who is written extensively about john brennan. she writsh the website and joins us from michigan. tell us to john brennan is. >> if barack obama had the equivalent of a dick cheney, someone who is involved in all of the national security decisions, is the last person to speak to obama before he makes these decisions, if we trust him, if we believe he actually asks obama decisions, the one to a centralized almost all of these decisions in terms of, it would be john brennan. and obama'
's investment capability and whether people should invest here will downgrade like we saw last year. so, i don't understand why president obama, if he knows what you just said and what i know that the republicans are never going to go for another tax increase. why bother? i will tell you why. >> in my view it comes down to this. the republicans are worried about the cost of these entitlement programs which are the big drivers of our deficits and debt president obama would like to finance the cost of those programs, that is those are diametrically opposed positions and one that each side holds dearly in latest roundth president got as you pointed out some from new tax revenue. that's pretty much in people's minds. part of that revenue is coming from the fact that the payroll tax holiday going on and everybody saw in their paychecks, particularly at the beginning of the year that's gone. >> they are seeing tax increase, doesn't matter whether it's payroll tax or income tax the check is lighter. they know that so you have these tax cuts tax increases which were supposedly be on the rich hitting v
water boarding that he didn't want to answer when he was considered four years ago. had a ha ge8, obama said would be an outspoken advocate for severs men and women. and his business experience will help him prioritize pentagon spending cuts that everyone knows is coming. >> even though we make tough fiscal choices we have to do so wisely guided by a our stlaj and keep the military the strongest fighting force. >> reporter: but it drew immediate fire. it was a 14-year-old comment about a diplomat being aggressively gay which hagel has apologized and his opposition in iraq
hope he does. it would confirm a point i made earlier this column earlier this year, that mr. obama is not a friend of israel. >> you could hardly think of another leading contender for that position who would be, who would raise more eyebrows than chuck hagel when it comes to israel. you heard earlier jennifer griffin quoting the line about the jewish lobby, which is interesting because millions of americans who are christians and not jewish are also supporters of israel. there is the conflation between the jewish lobby and israel lobby which is very disturbing. there is broader record especially concerning iran would make anyone concerned for the security of is rainfall and the relationship between israel and the united states worried about his position as secretary of defense. jon: but this is a guy who served two terms in the senate. >> right. jon: he is a decorated vietnam veteran, a purple heart recipient. >> two purple hearts. jon: two purple hearts. why not put him in at the top job in the pentagon. >> there are millions of veterans in the country. nobody doubt's chuck hagel
after next year. president obama will talk it over with the afghan presidentiden hamid karzai friday at the white house. venezuela's government said today that president hugo chavez is too ill to attend his swearing-in for a new term on thursday. chavez, who is 58, is in cuba for cancer treatment. he hasn't spoken publicly in a month. his vice president is filling in. chavez has made a career out of bashing the united states and allied himself with iran and syria. a painting by the artist henri matisse has been recovered 25 years after it was stolen from a swedish museum. an art dealer in england was putting it up for sale when he discovered that it was listed on an international registry of stolen artwork. he says the current owner bought it in good faith 20 years ago.at the painting is valued at $1 million. it will be returned to the museum. some of the most powerful creatures in the sea may one day disappear. we'll tell you why next. hey america, even though she doesn't need them, lisa rinna is wearing the depend silhouette briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even und
secretary hilda solis announced that she will not be staying on for another four years. she announced her resignation to president obama just this afternoon. she said she made the decision after discussing it with her family and friends. the white house released a statement a short time ago calling her tireless champion. >> the trial of army private bradley manning is set to rebuild -- set to begin on june 3. the judge said more time was needed to deal with classified information. he is charged with leaking classified military documents to the website wikileaks. >> new charges tonight stemming from a domestic dispute that left two family dogs dead. aleta james has been charged with malicious wounding and neglect of a child. now she also faces two felony counts of animal cruelty in connection with the dogs' deaths. now to the latest on rgiii. he had major reconstructive surgery today, but exactly what did doctors do, and what lies ahead for the star player? if there is anyone in washington d.c. today knows what goes into it is this medstar dr.. he is the washington nationals team physician
. president, have you run up nearly $6 trillion in debt in four years, mr. obama doesn't seem to care. he has borrowed more money than every president combined up until bush the younger's first year in office. think about that. think about that. one president borrowing more than 43 presidents combined. next up, after gun control is borrowing even more money. next month, congress will be asked again to raise the debt ceiling. most republicans will oppose that acting for definite spending cuts before more borrowing. does the president care? >> the only viable option here is congress to fulfill -- that congress fulfills its responsibility and ensures that the united states of america pays its bills as it has always paid its bills through the its history. >> bill: just shut up and pay. all right? don't be asking for anything, just pay. it's mr. obama's way or the highway. again, he could use an executive order to ignore the debt ceiling and i will not be surprised if he does. so, what we have here is not a failure to communicate as they once said in the movie cool hand lou. but a president who be
barack obama. >> bill: also tonight jesse watters on new year's eve nuttiness. >> we just saw lady gaga. >> are you kidding me? >> we just saw lady gaga. >> are you freaking kidding me? >> ms. megyn kelly on forking almost a million dollars to a convicted killer to have a sex change operation. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. are we seeing president obama's big power grab? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. have you noticed subtle change in the president's demeanor? he was always a cocky guy. now he has a new edge to him. almost dismissive of opposing points of view. example on the gun control issue where the president will have a very hard time in the house. vice president biden said this. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders or executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. but we are compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and all the rest of the cabinet members. as well as legislative ac
kind of does. the last two things that president obama signed into law at the new year were the fiscal cliff thing and the pentagon bill. and the pentagon funding bill includes a big new hard-fought provision over whether women who are in the military who are raped can have access to abortion. this is a live policy issue being debated and hanged as a matter of policy right now. in the defense bill that was just signed by president obama, female troops can now receive medical coverage for abortions that are the result of rape. that is a change in policy that is brand-new. previously, the only abortions that were covered for our military servicewomen were in cases where her life was in danger. not anymore. and this is a huge deal in the u.s. military, because it turns out this is a huge problem in the u.s. military. in 2011, a little more than 2,000 cases of sexual assault were reported by female service members. the actual number when you include cases that go unreported is estimated by the pentagon to be more like 19,000. 19,000 cases of rape and sexual assault in the military every ye
control for its last two years of the obama presidency. where is the incentive for the two parties to get along in this congress? >> i don't see much of one. republicans are going to try to go back to their districts and say i put up a good fight and watch the fight that we did. and democrats are going to try to go back and say they're obstructionists don't send them back. then someone who can get along. and when those type of dynamics it's set up to be just as disagreeable as the last congress was with big fights and you heard the congressman say, ask the one thing that republicans could get and it was bipartisanship not like one of their big issues. so i think that they're going to call for bipartisan but asking for something from the other side is going to be a tricky battle for both of them. >> agreed. and you saw this from the first day after the election everybody was having their kumbaya moment where everybody was talking a good game and the voters had sent this message they want people to get along. then immediately they started just fighting like they had for the two years previo
" at president obama's first inaugural ball in 2009. this year she will be back performing the national anthem at the president's swearing in ceremony. kelly clarkson will sing, my country 'tis of thee. james taylor will perform america the beautiful. organizers say the president personally selected those performers. >> coming up on news 4 at 11:00 -- next step for d.c. investigators after a ferry crashed into a dock in new york sending passengers flying into the air. >> a dog struggling to stay afloat after falling into a frozen lake. see how the dramatic rescue unfolded. >> a rare find inside a local >>> firefighters came to the res kus of cue of a dog in distress. firefighters used a long rope to get to the dog and pull him out once he was back on solid ground he seemed fine getting right on his feet and shaking off the cold water. >>> capin and the crew of a ferry that crashed into a dock in new york city. will talk with investigators from the national transportation safety bureau tomorrow. that ferry was arriving in lower manhattan from new jersey when it slammed into the dock. the collis
all equally miserable. welcome to the america of obama. 25-year-old children living with parents, elderly begging for groceries because they cannot afford their own retirement. i am not surprised. things have not been going well the last five years. >> let's pull up a survey here. this is a prosperity survey. in is the top ten places to live from number one is norway. then denmark. sweden. australia. new zealand. canada. finland. here is the deal. how do we climb back to the top ten, peter? >>peter: start growing and competing more effectively. all of these places compete effectively. it is not whether they have big or small government. some have big government but what they have that we don't: effective government that delivers services at a reasonable price. the youngs have national health care. they do it for 50 percent less than we do. their taxes are not so high or their taxes go do help them opposed to paying for mindless bureaucracy. >> norway is number one. peter, will you renounce your citizenship or america still the best country to live? >> why would i renounce being a
war in american history, over ten years time, are coming home. i gave president obama credit because he had the guts to do the right thing. president obama did the right thing for american security and american troops. >> it is to wish that they would have never gone this far and would have to give him credit. when you look at the fact that the numbers behind the afghanistan war is astounding. they are 11.3 years, the cost of the war, $557.3 billion. dead, 2,174, wounded, 17,674 and, still, 66,000 troops there today to start getting out of this early makes financial sense and it saves american lives. >> yes, that whole argument around cost was the argument that candidate obama made around the iraq war. here, we face a situation where you listed the costs there in treasure. that budget is about $600 billion a year in looking at his insulation of hagel. they are going to have to preside over a foreign policy that is much different over these last decades. in some ways, i think, the republican doctrine of foreign policy which is about this bush doctrine. there's a lot of disagreement, e
meets with president obama today. >>> well, there's new information about last year's secret service scandal involving prostitutes in colombia. according to a justice department investigation obtained by nbc news, two u.s. drug enforcement agents facilitated a sexual encounter between a prostitute and secret service agent just days before president obama's sit in april. the findings revealed the agents tried to destroy incriminating evidence. the case has been referred to the dea. >>> louisiana governor bobby jindal has desclared a state of emergency after a severe weather system rolled across the state. the real misery, that's coming from flooding. much of the state has been soaked by a slow-moving storm system. >>> and now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. former republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan might be in or out of the 2016 presidential race. congressman ryan told the wisconsin state journal that for now, quote, i've decided not to decide. >>> ohio governor john kasich held a photo op thursday with some cute puppies. he signed a bi
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for the future? >> i'm going to say yes. i'm just going to say yes. i think 2013 is the year where obama feels strong enough and has learned enough lessons and the country understands what is at stake very fundamentally and the economics are starting to get better. manufacturing is coming back. it's actually coming back from offshore to onshore. we recognize how critical infrastructure is in the wake of sandy and other things. i actually think the ingredients are there. i don't think there is one blinding moment where everybody sort of gets religion and says we're going to do it, but we're going to be on our way back. >> some positive signs. economic growth will probably pick up and a good chance we'll get comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, which would be good for any number of reasons. corporate tax reform. there seems to be bipartisan support for that. will we solve if you will the fiscal challenges of the year, no, we'll still be kicking cans down the road, use whatever cliches you want. there's a bit of momentum finally in the right direction. there's economic momentum in the u.s. t
with president obama? what do you think of president obama? >> god willing, i will plan for this trip. there is no set date yet. but it will most likely be before the end of the first quarter of this year. president obama is an elected president by the american people and he grants the will of the american people by working for the interests of the american people. and this is the american people's right in their president. i respect him and i value him. he played an effective and an important role in the cease-fire against gaza, and cooperated with us in a big way. i'm still in constant contact with him. when we meet there well be chances to talk about scientific research, manufacturing, production, investments, tourism. >> so you plan to come to the united states, god willing, between the first quarter and end of march? >> before the end of the first quarter, god willing, i will visit as you said i will visit the united states of america. and i will be happy with this visit. >> i also asked president morsi about the blind egyptian cleric, who was convicted. omar rahman is serving a
. now, president obama on new year's eve, and on congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and middle-class tax hikes. [applause] >> happy new year to you. >> hello, everybody. thank you. everybody have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the white house. i realize that the last thing you want to hear on new year's eve is another speech from me. but i do need to talk about the progress being made in congress today. for the last few days, leaders of both parties are working toward an agreement that will prevent a middle-class tax hike from hitting 98% of all americans starting tomorrow. preventing that tax hike has been my top priority. the last thing that folks like the folks appear on this stage can afford right now is to pay an extra $2,000 in taxes next year. middle-class families cannot afford it, businesses cannot afford it, our economy cannot afford it. today, it appears an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight. but it is not done. there are still issues left to resolve but we are hopeful that congress can get it done. it is not done. part of th
is me linda hague for those of you who don't know me. i was appointed by president obama a little more than two years ago to be united states attorney and it is my incredible honor to represent the president, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the united states attorney is envisioned by this administration. this administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the c
've been there two years. a lot of us thought from barack obama would be may have like bill clinton. once he lost big in the first off election year, 2010, he would come to the center. he didn't do that. and so now you see our house conference. i was just there yesterday. they are more focused than ever to engage in this fight, whether it's going to be during the debt limit debate that will come in two months or we have a c. o. debate, which the government is only funded through the end of march this year. so to fund the government for the rest of the year we will have another opportunity for a spending fight. but you have people that are now ready to engage in a way like never before to make sure we reform spending and save the country. >> we mentioned one of the things you did sponsor was a piece of legislation that says you will freeze the pay for members of congress. a lot of people would say bravo. if you don't reduce the deficit, maybe there ought to be a reduction in pay. everyone knew in washington you had this deadline and nobody seemed to get serious about it until about midnigh
to this eight-year mess that was george w bush's foreign policy. at the white house, president obama met with afghanistan's president and he made a big announcement. we achieved our central goal, or have come very close to achieving our central goal, which is to decapacity al-qaida to make sure that they can't attack us again. by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security. and this war will come to a responsible end. >> yes, a reduced role for u.s. troops will start this spring. after more than 4,000 days of combat, it is close to being over. no more of the arrogant attack first neocon fantasy. it's why the nomination of chuck hagel matters. the president is taking the bush doctrine and kicking it out the door. a historic stamp. joining me now is former congressman patrick murphy, democrat from pennsylvania. he's the first iraq war veteran elected to congress. and nia malika henderson, first, let me thank you both for being here tonight. congressman, you've been long for a pullout. we should have never extended it
in afghanistan winding down after 11 years, president obama says the time is right for u-s forces to let afghans do their own fighting. obama met friday with afghan president hamid karzai at the white house and agreed that u-s troops will go home in larger numbers starting this spring. >> the 33,000 additional troops i ordered as promised, they will return home. as they did, last fall and in this spring, afghan forces will take the lead over the entire country. and our troops will shift to a support role. >> president obama also says that steps will be taken to ensure that "america's war in afghanistan will be over" by the end of 2014. >> the pollution in beijing has been so bad that people in the chinese being warned to stay indoors today because of air pollution. air is considered good to breathe when levels of particulates are at 50 or below. chinese scientists say right now the air quality in many parts of bay-jing is fluctuating between one- hundred-76 and four-hundred- 42. monitors at the u.s. embassy recorded an even higher reading. rules issued in december force factories to slow product
now a very critical meeting agains between president obama and hamid karzai. as kyla campbell reports the outcome could determine how many american troops come home this year. kyla. >> reporter: dave more than 60,000 u.s. troops are in afghanistan right now. president obama has not determined how many will leave the middle east this year. the u.s. war on terror in afghanistan officially ends next year. u.s. and nato forces are set to leave by the year of 2014. this year afghan forces are supposed to take the lead in security and that means thousands of u.s. traps could return home. but president obama is open to keeping anywhere from 3,000 to 15,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. after the end of the war next year. the u.s. leaders want to make sure afghan officials can run their government and security without america's help. plus the pentagon wants karzai's word that the afghan security forces will keep the taliban from setting up shop as soon as the u.s. pulls out its troops. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: keep in mind secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense leon panet
the moment. four years ago, president obama and the first lady had their first official dance by a live performance by beyons same the singer will perform again at the inauguration. this time, singing the national anthem. kelly clarkson singing "my country 'tis of thee," james taylor will perform "america the beautiful." >> we note men knew for the traditional lunch congress hosts inside the capitol after the president and vice president are sworn n the first course will be steamed lobster with new england clam chowder. the main course is hickory-grilled bison. the third course, apple pie with sour cream ice cream, aged cheese and honey. new york state wipes will be served with every course. the menu was created with the help of a catering company from arlington called design cuisine. >>> let's just stay calm. >> does the president know? >> the new nbc sitcom "1600 p n penn." in a matter of minutes, the president will host the cast and crew for a screening it follows the adventures of a fictional president and his wacky family. premiers at 9:30 on nbc four. >> pressure on the fake fami
year. >>> president obama, joined by hamid karzai in washington, d.c. on friday, announced they will speed up the transition to afghan forces taking the lead in fighting the taliban. that will happened by this spring. abc's muhammad lila joins us with more from a military base in kabul. good morning, muhammad. >> reporter: good morning, ron. this is one of the bases that will be affected. as the u.s. military continues to wind down its presence here in afghanistan. here's what the announcement means. for the most part, american and afghan soldiers have been fighting the taliban, side-by-side, in the mountains, in the valleys, where the taliban are hiding. that is changing. as of this spring, it's afghan soldiers in the lead. they will be the ones initiating the combat with the taliban. the american soldiers will be here to advise and assist when they are requested to. the big test of all of this will be in the spring. if the afghan army can prove they can take on the taliban without american support, it could mean that the 66,000 american troops that are currently stationed
obama after 34 years of service, by writing that he didn't call anyone for advice, he just got on the plane and that was that. something else mcchrystal chronicles in his book are the struggles he had with the white house while he was in charge in kabul. there were apparently major disagreement about how many troops should be sent to war, the beginning of the obama administration and mcchrystal rights that military leaders wanted 30,000, and the president approved 17,000 and 4,000 more added, but only after what sounds like, in this book, some very intense back and forth between the two sides about, with obviously different views how to do the insurgency, back to you in new york. >> tucker: not allowed to make fun of the president's friends apparently. >> thank you peter. finish reading team arrival, i've sure you read it a while ago, the lynn done biography and i think of general mcclellan, calling-- in the press talking out loud, making fun of lincoln and calling him a gorilla, and water off the duck back, calling me a gorilla. >> alisyn: hannity-- make sure to see hannity, g
money year after year after year. >> cenk: that's all under the obama administration. the evil corporate obama administration, and their profits went up each year. >> blame the insurance company. if you want to blame somebody, blame the insurance companies. they are the ones who are jacking up your rates. >> cenk: they're doing it before the heart of affordable care act has started yet. >> they're using it as an excuse. don't buy the propaganda. >> cenk: great work. thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. now when we come back, we've told you about climate change.. mississippi is at record low amounts, and then fires droughts disasters. we'll talk about it when we come back. >> flames devouring homes. smoke kangaroo hopping through a charred moonscape. carl. >> well man, this is the last you'll see. >> the pictures coming out of australia are apocalyptic. flames devouring homes. blossoms of smoke. a lone kangaroo hopping through a charred moonscape. it's so hot that the government had to change it's forecast map adding new shades of purple for temperatures possibly hitting 130 degree
. we cross over now live to washington. what more can you tell us about obama's pics? -- picks? >> john brennan is truly an insider. he has 25 years of counterintelligence experience. he has been a trusted advisor for the republicans and the democrats. he is very much trusted by obama. it is said that he only needed to raise his hand if he wanted the job, and, apparently, that is what he did. he he supported the so-called enhanced interrogation technique, most commonly known as waterboarding, back under the bush administration am a but that should not keep him from being nominated -- bush administration thomas but that should not keep him from being -- back under the bush administration. that should not keep him from being confirmed. he is a real vietnam veteran, chuck hagel. that is not what is controversial about him. he is a very outspoken politician. he was a republican senator, but it is the republicans who do not like him now because he supported president obama in the 20 12th and also because of the things he said. is about three things ash in 2012 and also because of the things
more can you tell us about obama's pics? -- picks? >> john brennan is truly an insider. he has 25 years of counterintelligence experience. he has been a trusted advisor for the republicans and the democrats. he is very much trusted by obama. it is said that he only needed to raise his hand if he wanted the job, and, apparently, that is what he did. he he supported the so-called enhanced interrogation technique, most commonly known as waterboarding, back under the bush administration am a but that should not keep him from being nominated -- bush administration thomas but that should not keep him from being -- back under the bush administration. that should not keep him from being confirmed. he is a real vietnam veteran, chuck hagel. that is not what is controversial about him. he is a very outspoken politician. he was a republican senator, but it is the republicans who do not like him now because he supported president obama in the 20 12th and also because of the things he said. is about three things ash in 2012 and also because of the things he said. -- who do not like him now because h
. they have already made four arrests and one conviction for murder in the four years they have been working. >>> president obama wants white house anti terrorism chief john brennan to head the cia and chuck hagle is his pick for defense secretary. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. >> if confirmed he would replace leon panetta at the pentagon. brennan will fulfill the john patreus left after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> hilly clinton proved -- hillary clinton proved she could take a joke. she spent a few days in the hospital for a blood clot near her brain discovered after she fell she got a jersey with the number 12, the number of countries she visited as secretary of state. >> you think it is cold outside? >> cool. >> paul says it is nothing. >> high-def doppler showing dry conditions because of a big area of high pressure that will move overhead tomorrow, sunshine in 2 afternoon. that l above the gulf of alaska is the source of cold air that will be moving in later this week. >>> a bay area l
with karzai. and karzai meets with president obama later today. >>> there's new information about last year's secret service scandal involving prostitutes in colombia. according to an investigation by nbc news two u.s. drug enforcement agents facilitated a sexual encounter between a prostitute and a secret service agent just days before president obama's visit to cartagena in april. the findings reveal the agents tried to destroy incriminating information that led to the incident. the case has been referred to the dea. >>> louisiana governor bobby jindal has declared a state of emergency after a severe weather system rolled across the state. security cameras at an industrial plant caught a glimpse of a tornado that tore through plaquemines causing some roof damage and swirling debris. but the real damage has come from flooding. much of the state has been soaked by a slow-moving storm system. >>> and speaking of storms for a here's dylan dreyer for the weather. good morning. >> good morning, too, we're actually going to see this same slow-moving system bring rain up from illinois, indiana an
favorably about president obama. he had a honeymoon for his first four years and you would hope, and i -- there's something in me that tells me that they will get tougher with president obama and here is a perfect chance, as you've outlined it, stuart. you know, you have -- here they're doing things that i think many people who voted for president obama didn't expect him to do. they weren't expecting another huge tax increase. i thought-- i think many of them thought that just raising the income tax rates on the wealthy would be enough and here they're talking about a trillion more and no spending problem? >> fred, i just can't believe that the media will continue to beat up on the republicans when clearly there is no intention of cutting spending or just how we'we are saying getting spending under control and continuing to raise taxes on a small group of people. and it's just not true if you raise taxes on the rich you can pay for all the goodies that we're spending money on. i'm convinced that it's something, maybe i'm naive. i'm convinced at some point pretty soon some in the establ
year. and speaker john boehner says, president obama admitted during a closed door meeting, that quote, we do not have a spending problem. joining us now is the man who got that quote, steve moore, from the wall street journal, i think that was the most important interview so far this year. you got it out there, that the president says no spending cuts, even as we approach this debt ceiling debate. i think that really sets the tone for the rest of the year and the rest of the administration, does it not? >> yeah, it really does, stuart. and you know, when speaker boyner told me thboyne boyne-- boehner told me that, my jaw dropped, i think your jaw dropped probably when you heard it, too, because if the president says we don't have a spending problem, what's the first stage of recovery from addiction, you have to acknowledge you've got a problem, right? so i think that tells a lot about why they didn't reach a deal, but you know, i'll make this point, stuart. i think that republicans, now that that tax deal is done, i think they are now negotiating from higher ground. now shall as you'v
. and the biggest economic problem of the last four years has been the dismal economic growth. under barack obama our economy has grown 1.5% a year for four years. less than half the historical -- >> this gets no the whole idea of retooling the republican party under the heading of opportunity conservativism which i would like to get into in just a second. do you share the distaste of jack lu that republican colleagues have over the way that he conducted himself during the debt ceiling debate of 2011? a lot of people say he was arrogant and impossible to work with, rigid. >> i wasn't up here during that debate so he wasn't arrogant to me so i have not dealt with the man. i will keep an open mind. with any treasury secretary nominee my view is going to be looking to the substance and this is not supposed to be a popularity contest. this is about fixing the problems that are affecting millions of americans. you know, people all over this country, i don't think they are interested in the political squabbles on the capitol. they are interested in getting the economy going and getting jobs back and th
-year veteran of the c.i.a. and among president obama's closest advisors. >> confirmed, i will make it my mission to ensure that the c.i.a. has the tools it needs to keep our nation safe and that it work reflects the liberties freedoms and values we hold dear. >> both express their deep gratitude in being nominated for the positions. neither confirmation is guarantee. the white house says it is confident both will assume the positions for president obama's second term. both posts require senate confirmation. live in the newsroom for abc7 fuzz. >> thank you. developing news, the supreme court scheduled back-to-back sessions dealing with same-sex marriage starting march 26 at 7:00 a.m. in the morning. the high court scheduled arguments in the challenge to california's proposition 8 that forbids same sex margin. the next day they will hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal defense of marriage act. that denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. >> and mike nicco has the forecast and the fog that is slow to bun. >> it is still out this especially over the bay
themselves to the fact that they're going to be four more years to obama and they have a little less incentive to hang him for every misstep he has but democrats are incentives to watch him more carefully. one, payment, you know, a number of groups, unions for one, invested heavily in barack obama's re-election and i'm sure they want some roi now. two, accountability on the promises the president made in the first term, promises on gay marriage, promises on immigration, maybe promises on guns now. and third, this idea of a liberal legacy. think i that a number of folks on the left were willing to forego or ignore some of the issues in his first term that now they're looking at. the idea of drone strikes, shadow wars, extra judicial killing. i think all of that is going to come to the front a little bit more. and just this week alone we saw some pushback from the left on obama's lack of diversity in his cabinet appointments. krystal, you delivered a rant and scolded the president and rangel had this to say yesterday. >> it's embarrassing as hell. 'we have been through this with mitt r
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of years, first class sounds like fox news' chief mission to attack president obama. and bill, was it necessary to ask the 20-year-old miss universe if she ever smoked marijuana? of course it was necessary, joe. she's going to take an anti-pot stance, her frame of reference is important, come on. myron, bill, since you have never consumed pot you're in no position to comment on its effects, i guess that goes tore heroin and the death penalty as well, right? >> earl richards, albuquerque, new mexico, as one of the youngest navy pilots in world war ii, i appreciate you telling how it is, and look forward to seeing you and miller in phoenix on february 22nd. the comerica theater, i'd like to meet you. we'll be in touch. and miller and i will see everybody in los angeles nokia theater, friday, and constitution hall in washington april 15th and wesbury theater long island june 1st. and solo at the hard rock in broward county a week from friday, january 18th. see you all then. from los angeles, gusto guy is smarter than he looks. are you making fun of gutfeld? and my wife gave me a
thing was said prior to president obama's first election, adding that not once in four years has sage gun restriction ever been introduced. >> a famous san francisco 79-year-old watering hole is re-opening next month. the gold dust lounge lot its lease last year. the owner moved to jefferson street. the lounge was scheduled to open last night. opening day, however, is now february 1st. >> just ahead, a cold snap moving in, cornell bernard is live in sonoma county tonight. >> can you feel it? another cold snap is moving in, and petaluma is bundling up tonight, and where are my gloves? we'll have the live report coming up. >> ama: just how cold is it expected to get leigh glaser is up next with the forecast,. >> mike: broncos and ravens got together for a football game and it turned into a track meet. it went to double-overtime. we have >> ama: more cold weather is moving in. at it expected to get even colder tonight and tomorrow. cornell bernard is life in petaluma with how people in the north bay are coping. where are your gloved? reporter: you know what? i left them at home. i left t
years. >> thank you very much, everybody. >> president obama in the east room with afghan president, hamid karzai, as they conclude their press conference, after a long meeting, the two had their ninth summit meeting over the course of this war and the president's first term, most notable out of those comments, the president saying that this war will come in his words, to a responsible end by the end of next year. but this spring, the u.s. role will notably change, with a different mings that afghan forces will be in the lead, no longer u.s. forces. as our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski reminds me, they will still very much be in harm's way in afghanistan and the contentious question of how many troops wil be left behind by the united states after 2014 is still very much the subject of negotiations, more on all of this tonight, on nbc nightly news with brian williams and on "meet the press" on sunday, my guest, colin powell talking about the war and other foreign policy issues on the president's second term. until then, have a good afternoon, i'm david gregory in washingto
. i wish we were here to be marking the closure of guantanamo. and four years ago when president obama came to office and issued that executive order that i'm sure we all remember, promising to close guantanamo within a year, that was absolutely the right thing to do. since then, the prisoners of guantanamo have been failed by the obama administration, by the united states congress, by the united states courts, by the majority of the main stream media in the united states and by the american people. that sadly is the truth. when you look at what that means, what does it mean for the people in guantanamo to be -- the most important fact we all need to be aware of on this day, and as mo eluded to, over half of the prescribers in guantanamo have been cleared for release from that prison by a very sober and responsible group of government officials and lawyers, from all the government departments in the intelligence agency in a report issued three years ago. so these are decisions made maybe four years ago. as mo very well put it, these are not people needed to be held because they pose a
obama's last inauguration drew a record crowd. this year, officials expect a record attendance for a second inauguration, which tends to be smaller. >> a lot of the final planning takes place after the election. think about planning a wedding in three months. >> the president will take the oath of office on the capitol platform. several ballrooms and parties are already sold out. memorabilia is already flying off the shelves. >> i have an obama mug. >> i think i will get my son and a t-shirt. >> people are looking to snatch up a bit of history. the inauguration will overlap with the martin luther king jr. holiday and that could contribute to crowd. wbal tv-11 news. >> we have breaking news right now. let's send it up to capt. right taylor and skycam 11. roy, what is happening? >> four pedestrians have been struck by a vehicle from what we understand. fire crews are on the scene. they have pretty much shut down the road way. we are still trying to acquire more information. we will update your. reporting live, sky team 11. >> the battle for killer whales trapped under the ice in
that will not be broken in the future. >> u.s. troops are expected to leave afghanistan by the end of next year. today's meeting comes one day before karzai meeting with president obama at the white house. >> metro is looking at its security, specifically on buses. in the wake of a shooting incident last december that left a young mother dead and her daughter wounded. brown was shot to death while she was boarding a bus. her 23-month-old daughter was shot in the face but survived. authorities say the child's father later killed himself. police say that they caught the man who stole two police cruisers last month. they are both charged with grand larcenyny. the cruisers were stolen within days of each other. a missing shotgun and mobile computer remains unaccounted for. >> the coast guard is holding hearings to investigate the sinking of a tall ship during hurricane sandy. it sank about 90 miles southeast of north carolina. two people including the captain were killed and 14 others survived after escaping in lifeboats. >> no pictures like that around here, thank hea
to outlaw automatic weapons. >> indeed. >> a couple years ago barack obama got into trouble when he said some americans cling to their guns. what we're seeing now is that he was right. maybe he didn't say it the right way, but we are. whether it's five, ten, 15%, 20%, they cling to their guns, they buy the fearmongering and the nr a, rush bim law, and more importantly the gun manufacturers are all preying on these people and trying to get them all whiped up -- >> the satisfiest bet in american life, the safest bet in american life, more safe than i have to tell you than savings bonds or tea bonds, the safest bet is that we will have as many guns or more 20 or 30 years from now as we have now. that is the safest surest bet in american life and it's sad. anybody who bets against that is wasting our time and should go see a doctor. >> this a moment where there's a chance, there is a greater chance now than there has been in the last ten years -- >> the magazine capacities will be limited. >> maybe. but, chris, even increasing the social aprobe yam against mass gun ownership it drives the pe
's happening now is something we've been talking about for five years. that is the extreme right, let's call it what it is, has gone on about barack obama as a socialist, as -- conspiracy theories about secret plans to take guns and dominate the country, and now because biden comes out and talks about high-capacity magazines, they say finally, we finally have something -- >> nailed them. >> to nail on and they're just -- >> i don't want to make fun of these people because they're about 1% of the country, 5% or 10%. >> they're dangerous because they're armed. >> right. >> that is a problem. remember where i got that phrase from, we're going into nut country? that's what jack kennedy said the day he died. rush limbaugh said the president can't be stopped from getting what he wants. you don't think this is going to the mainstream of the right? here is rush. let's listen. >> obama will try anything and has, and nobody stops him, by the way. he has trumped the constitution's first amendment and religious liberty. he has trumped the constitution on immigration. he has essentially granted amnesty t
about it when we're talking about sensoring somebody for their moral views. if we looked 50 years ago with the obama administration it would be hard to say he had a woman problem. nevertheless, the fact is, we need to keep in mind especially at this pivotal time extent there's a problem with women, news stories saying women are, perhaps, more reluctant to take jobs that require longer house than we've seen anne marie slaughter article at that. we need to keep that in mind. you and i both, as fathers of young children, see how difficult it can be to do anything @after 5:00 p.m. if you're concerned with a child to the extent that burden falls disproportionately on women and we need to keep having that conversation so i'm glad to see that come up. >> and we have to talk about diversity of political opinion. on the issue of women, go back to president obama's first term welcome a large group of women, leaders, who were then his cabinet and within the white house, gather with him to say, we may be here but we want to be heard. there was an uprising at the very beginning. and then now, look
originate all spending cuts. lou: another 4 trillion over the course of the next 10 years. 22 trillion at the end of obama's time in office, we are going to be looking at $26,000 in debt. thank you, mr. obama. >> the basic point is that te american people know that we have to have cutbacks in entitlement programs. lou: let's set aside the european tax rates. [talking over each other] lou: let me ask you this. if you don't think that the republicans experience anything, is there any way in which we can get to that point? >> welcome the republicans have to have a strong standpoint on what they think needs to be done. what they are willing to vote for. so far we haven't seen that. >> president obama is responsible for the government. what would you have him do? >> we need to have a strong proposal. >> there only for programs that count anymore. defense and social security and health care. lou: david weise, thank you so much for being with us. up next, a new york executive takes on the aw and an overbearing use of the newspape. we will be talking about the putnam county fiasco max. and ar
role this spring as he continues to draw down u.s. troops. mr. obama spoke alongside after began president karzai at the white house today. karen has the latest. >> after more than 11 years war in afghanistan is america longest war. and today president obama afghan president karzai announce accelerated time line for afghan forces to take the lead on security. >> starting this spring our troops will have a different mission. training. advising. assisting afghan forces. >> american forces will be no longer present in afghan village. >>reporter: by the end of 2014 afghan forces will be expected to take full responsibility for their nation security. what happens after that is still up in the air. 66,000 u.s. traps remain in afghanistan and president obama said today they will fight alongside afghan forces as needed. but the administration has made it mostly clear it wants to get out at quickly as possible. today mr. 0many obama said 2 key goal at the end of 2014 is training and assisting afghan forces an targeted counter terrorism missions against al qaeda. u.s. afghan off
's also a 25-year cia veteran. president obama considered nominating brennan for the job four years but brennan withdrew his name after being criticized during the bush administration. >>> 49ers fans are ready. in a couple of hours tickets go on sale for saturday's big playoff games against the green bay packers. but knows tickets will not be easy to get. ryan flores is live in san francisco. any idea how many tickets are up for grabs, ryan? >> reporter: very few, dave. very few. that's the latest we're hearing from the team. if you are a 49ers' fan you are probably hoping this week goes by fast because you are looking forward to the game and it was messed to be an -- it's expected to be an amazing game and aaron rodgers is coming back. colin kaepernick. tickets, yes, they will be hard to come by. the team announced that a very limited amount of tickets will be available at 10:00 a.m. this morning. if you are hoping to get those tickets, you know, make sure you have a strong internet connection or a good phone line because the only way you will be able to get the tickets is through
there when the war ends next year. it will be the first face-to-face meeting since president obama was re-elected. karzai had dinner last night with secretary of state hillary clinton. the meal came after the two had a private meeting. they also discussed the future of afghanistan, including preparations for that country's elections next year. >>> the death toll continues to climb in a series of bombings across pakistan. at least 120 people were killed in the blast yesterday. 81 of them died in two explosions at a billiards hall in a shia neighborhood in ket a. a sunni militant group with ties to the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. human rights groups are criticizing pakistan's government for not doing more to protect its shiite population. more than 400 were killed in pakistan last year. >>> joe biden's gun control task force turns its attention to the video game industry today. the entertainment software association which represents several video game makers has confirmed it is part of the talks this afternoon. biden wants to know if vie lint video games like call of
.s. and nato troops, some 45 attacks last year, killing 35 americans. but president obama said today that by this spring, u.s. forces will no longer be taking the lead in 90% of afghanistan. a quicker transition than had been planned. that will be the beginning of the end to a war that has cost more than 2,000 american lives. the white house says one reason to push for a quicker drawdown in afghanistan is cost. even now we are spending $5 billion a month, that is $167 million every day in afghanistan. today, the president said the war he once called a necessity has been worth it. >> at the end of this conflict, we are going to be able to say that the sacrifices that were made by those men and women in uniform has brought about the goal that we sought. >> reporter: by the end of next year the white house hopes to go from those 66,000 troops now in afghanistan to fewer than 10,000. and diane, they are even considering a so-called zero option which would be taking all u.s. troops out of afghanistan by the end of next year just as they did in iraq. >> all right. jonathan karl reporting f
levels. president obama laid out his vision for afghanistan's future. >> this year will mark another milestone. afghan forces will take the lead for security across the en steir country, and by the end of next year the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security, and this war will come to a responsible end. >> gregg: molly henneberg has more. >> molly: part of that responsible end that the ttd was talking about according to republicans is making sure that u.s. prevents al-qaeda from moving back into afghanistan. >> like all americans want our troops home, but the important part is to keep the troops there safe. when you reduce your numbers like 10,000 you have to make sure your mission is complete and coordinated with afghan authorities. >> molly: president obama seen here with hamid karzai says he will explain to the american people in coming months what the u.s. footprint in afghanistan after 2014. for now he says he is concentrating on bringing home most american troops, and this spring shifting those that remain to a training and advising
announced later today. today president obama is expected to nominate his former senate colleague, 66-year-old chuck hagel to head the pentagon. >> i think it will be a lot of tough questions of senator hagel. >> reporter: a purple heart veteran wounded in vietnam is a moderate republican who criticized the iraq troop surge, opposed unilateral sanctions against in and once said being gay inhibits effectiveness. >> he apologized for it. >> reporter: republicans call him a controversial in your face pick. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense will be the most an antagonistic secretary of defense towards the state of israel. >> reporter: we'll see the wind down of troops in afghanistan. republicans are planning to throw him tough questions and pledging to be fair stop short of saying they would block this nomination. no word yet on when those confirmations now for both nominees will actually happen here on the hill. >> thank you. president obama signed a bill into law to pay for $9.7 billion in flood insurance claims in new york, new jersey and connecticut. this is for victim
.4 to fannie mae. there's a report published monday that says the obama administration spent nearly $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year, more than the spending on all the other major federal law enforcement agencies combined. that is 15 times greater than immigration spending in 1986. the nonpart son migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. among those likely to be unhappy with this report, critics who say the administration has been soft on immigration violators. >>> president obama meets with his defense secretary today but it's not his new choice for that job, former nebraska senator chuck hagel that has republicans reeling. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington this morning with more on how his pentagon and cia nominations could prompt the next big fight on capitol hill. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we're already seeing democrats and republicans here with concerns about hagel. john brennan, protests by aclu and others on that nomination. protests outside the white house questioning
is made he could be in some areas left of president obama at least the way president obama has carried out policy over the last four years. >> so then when he is in the hot seat as we refer to it during his confirmation hearing, how do we suspect he'll address the concerns? start off with israel. >> well, i think he's going to have to put forward some sort of moderation, semiapology maybe for things he said, at least the tone and phrasing. the phrase the jewish lobby offends some people. i don't think it's only neo-cons finding that offensive and the remarks about apac and pro-israel calling some of the tactics stupid and can't deny them because they're on tape. i think you will see him try to tune down the remarks and move toward the substance and where i think jim is right and probably not that far from where the american people and maybe a lot of america's jewish community are on a lot of the foreign policy issue. >> how much of this in your reporting or interviewing with sources saying that this is about his opposition to the war in iraq, not revenge or payback, but perhaps, i don't kn
about reforming our laws on guns, wrote with some advice for president obama. he said, "50 years later essentially it's all about urgency, it's all about the timeliness and how quickly you could act." "if ever there was a moment for president obama to learn from history, it is now, in the wake of friday's shootings at the elementary school in newtown, connecticut. the timely lesson for obama, drawn from the experience of lyndon b. johnson, the last president to aggressively fight for comprehensive gun control, is this -- demand action on comprehensive gun control immediately, from this congress, or lose the opportunity during your presidency." joseph califano then goes on to quote lbj directly in terms of the way he instructed his staff directly back in 1968. listen, in the aftermath of the assassination of robert f. kennedy president johnson pressed congress tone act gun control ledge slaix he had sent to capitol hill years earlier. after at the assassination lbj ordered all of us on his staff to act swiftly. "we have only two weeks, maybe even ten days," he said, "before the gun lobb
obama's health care overhaul. the president of humana says there's $750 billion of waste a year in health care. bruce brussard spoke to the city club of cleveland about health care, insurance, and medicare. this is about an hour. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, and welcome to the city club of cleveland. i'm hewitt shaw, president of the city board of directors, and i'm delighted to introduce to you today the president effective january 1 ceo of humana inc, a fortune 100 managed health care and health insurance provider and add min straiter serving over 11 million customers in the united states. over the past four years, and into the recent election, the issue of health care has been at the center of our nation's great policy debates with implications beyond the health care industry packing our large -- impacting our larger fiscal policy and social concerns. we are fortunate to have with us today mr. brussard to share insights on the developing policy. prior to joining humana in 2011, he was an executive with the corporation, and before that, u.s. oncology. large pro
to be president. >> president bush used it 298 times in eight years if anyone thinks that president obama has used it more. nope, only 144 times in just four years. jeffrey toobin, thank you. it is good of you to clear that up. take a look at this. you see the numbers. those are all of the president's orders. the executive orders by face, name, and number. so you can make your decisions as you will when people say ruling by fiat means. it doesn't mean the government is coming to take your a.k. out of your hands. >>> i want to give you a post script, walmart declined the invitation to meet with vice president biden's panel. then, abrupt switching of gears. christine romans breaking that on the air yesterday. they accepted the invitation and now the nation's largest firearms retailer says its representative is going to meet with attorney general, eric holder but not vice president biden himself. there you go. >>> another piece of news that is making very big headlines. silent killer sweeping across the country now. after a mild season last year, the flu is back this time with a vengeance. the center
. and now the president may not be towing the line he led? >> first of all, four years out of obama, you're most likely to a women on the tee at augusta than at a cabinet meeting at the white house. the president laid out the three cabinet picks and said these are the best three america to serve these jobs. you take somebody like chuck hagel who has already signaled to the iranians he's taken off any military strikes in the event of them having nuclear capability, that this can't be the best personality we have. anti-israel and so forth. so not only did he ignore any women in the picks, he's picked people who are not qualified. >> when you talk about anti-israel, talk about what you mean. that's been disproven, john from here to sunday. >> what happened is chuck hagel is going back and changing history. first of all, he did go back and say he does not believe the right way ever to stop iran is to have any type of military strike possibility. now, you got to pressure remember, this is the same president who already took out the russians -- he was going to be more flexible negotiating miss
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